SARC News

British Red Cross Visits SARC


The British Red Cross delegation arrived in Damascus for two day visit on 19/1/2015. The delegation that represented by both Ms. Julia Brothwell and Dr. Hosam Faysal, Syrian Crisis Program’ Directors, paid visits to Dair sheltering center, the collective kitchen in Jaramana and the SARC’s central relief center in Al-Mayssat area. During the visit, the delegation was briefed on the SARC’s activities and services in the relief field; so to be able to identify the Organization’s needs. Eventually, the delegation praised SARC’s exerted efforts in humanitarian aid


SARC’s Water and Sanitations Teams’ Activities in Nov, 2014.


Within their endeavors to complete the water project, SARC’s Water & Sanitation Teams and in cooperation with ICRC, carried out various tasks all over the Syrian governorates in Nov, 2014. The team managed to deliver calibration items, sterilization pills and chlorine pumps in Damascus countryside (Al-Mouadamieh, Barzeh), Al-Swayda, Qounaytera, Homs (Houla, Talbiseh, Al-Rastan), Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. Regarding water distribution, the team installed a lot of Oxfam tanks, and maintained some already installed ones. They distributed drinkable water on daily bases, and supported Quneitera Water Establishment by securing the drinkable water to all sheltering centers. However, in Al-Hassakeh, the team… Read More »


An Appreciation Letter to Syrian Arab Red Crescent Volunteers


On the occasion of the International Voluntarism Day, we organize our anniversary to highlight the importance the volunteerism work and to recognize the prominent role of SARC young volunteers who are the backbone of the organization. Today, the Arab Red Crescent have more than 11000 volunteers with the crescent emblem on their chest. Those volunteers, who replaced their names with identity numbers, have risked their lives, have faced sever dangers and have given so much of themselves in service of the humanitarian work. They have their souls in one hand and wounded people in the other to save as much… Read More »


Training Workshop for Water and Sanitation Teams


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross  organized a training course in Electricity Supplies specialized for water supplies on Oct 13, 14, 15 2014. The mentioned workshop brought together SARC water engineers who are in need to acknowledge basics in electricity networks. In fact, the mentioned workshop is highly important because of the frequent electrical networks breakdown that result in water pumping stations breakdown, the need to install electrical generators and the dire need to install pumps and generators in out of utilities areas that witness overpopulation due to displacement movement. “This… Read More »


ICRC President Peter Maurer Pay a Visit to Barzeh.


President of the Syrian Arab Red Cross, Dr. Abdul Rrahman Attar met with Mr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, who was in three days visit to Damascus. Dr. Attar discussed issues of bond cooperation between the two organizations, and ensured the necessity to enhance the mutual exerted efforts in response to the increasing humanitarian needs, and to alleviate affected people’s suffering. Dr. Attar accompanied Mr. Maurer in a field visit to Barzh area in the north east of Damascus. The visit aimed to viewing the various services delivered by SARC in the city like:… Read More »


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